- D.M., Doctor of Music, Indiana University
- M.M., Master of Music, University of Michigan
- B.M., Bachelor of Music, University of Michigan
Dawn Kalis is adjunct lecturer in music in harpsichord in the Historical Performance Institute at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music.
She earned a Doctor of Music degree from the Jacobs Historical Performance Institute and Bachelor and Master of Music degrees from the University of Michigan School of Music, Theatre & Dance.
Kalis has received numerous awards, including the Frank Huntington Beebe Fund for study in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, and the Harriet Hale Woolley Scholarship for study in Paris, France. She gives master classes and recitals at universities and colleges throughout the United States. Most recently, as guest artist, she worked with students in the sacred music program at the University of Notre Dame. She is resident harpsichord teacher for the Jacobs Organ Academy, and collaborates with the Wylie house, providing live music for events. In 2020, she will be traveling to Paris, France, where she’ll be performing for the 90th celebration of the Fondation des Etats Unis.
Her doctoral document, “Early French Keyboard Music: A Historic Journey,” is a resource that provides an anthology of sixteenth- and seventeenth-century French harpsichord music presented in tandem with cultural, musical, and historical information. Its presentation is enhanced with over 250 musical examples and visuals, introducing students of early keyboard literature to the world of the French Baroque.